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The Gentrification of the Goddess

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

in Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195156638
eISBN:
9780199785292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156638.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Encircled by ever-expanding suburbs of Chennai, many old village “seats” of feminine divine power (shakti pitha) are attracting ardent new middle-class devotees. Called Amman (mother) in Tamil, these ... More


Dance and Trance in the Presence of Māriyammaṉ: The Festival of Māriyammaṉ of Samayapuram

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The most basic of the festival styles seems to be the one associated with the independent Goddesses or Ammans who are thought to have special sakti (power). Mariyamman is the bestknown of this class ... More


End of a Myth

Yezid Sayigh

in Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296430
eISBN:
9780191685224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The general strike called by the PLO on 16 September was pre-empted by the start of the government offensive at dawn the next morning. The principal objective was to control Amman and hold all ... More


Arabic in Jordan and Palestine

Camelia Suleiman

in The Politics of Arabic in Israel: A Sociolinguistic Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474420860
eISBN:
9781474435666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420860.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the interface between Palestinian and Jordanian nationalism and the effect of globalisation on both. This binary, while encouraged by the Jordanian regime, particularly after ... More


The Liberation Tigers in Crisis *

G. H. Peiris

in Twilight of the Tigers: Peace Efforts and Power Struggles in Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699456
eISBN:
9780199080229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699456.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Those engaged in efforts to establish a Tamil-dominated sovereign nation state in Sri Lanka at some point of time in the future believe that its geopolitical survival and economic viability would ... More


From Cairo to Amman: The United States and Lebanese Internal Security

James R. Stocker

in Spheres of Intervention: US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967-1976

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700774
eISBN:
9781501704154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700774.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the September 1970 civil war in Jordan, concentrated in its capital, Amman. Egypt and Jordan embodied two possible models for relations between the Arab government and the ... More


Epilogue: For the God-Fearing and the Art-Loving

David H. Price

in In the Beginning Was the Image: Art and the Reformation Bible

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190074401
eISBN:
9780190074432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190074401.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The epilogue traces the impact of the early Protestant Bibles on the explosion of an exceedingly popular new genre: the Bible emblem book, especially those by Bernard Salomon, Virgil Solis, Jost ... More


Tamil Modernity, the Postcolonial State, and the Good Modern Life

Ulrich Demmer

in Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter five examines how the modern state of Tamil Nadu imagines concepts of a good life in a public political performance. It explores both an acultural concept and a cultural vision of a good life ... More


The Ammonites

Brian R. Doak

in Ancient Israel's Neighbors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190690595
eISBN:
9780190690632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690595.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Cast as the incestuous ancestors of Lot and his daughters in Genesis 19, the Ammonites figure in moments of gritty intrigue at many points in the biblical narratives. Unlike some other groups whose ... More


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